The annual Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival begins Thursday. David Kent Star-Telegram archives
The annual Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival begins Thursday. David Kent Star-Telegram archives

Fort Worth

Main St. Arts Festival is here, and so are downtown street closures

April 19, 2017 07:53 PM

FORT WORTH

Motorists should be aware of downtown street closures beginning Thursday as the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival gets underway.

Main Street from Second to Third streets and from Fifth to Ninth streets has been closed all week and will remain so until 6 a.m. Monday. The same goes for Ninth Street from Houston to Commerce streets.

On Thursday and Friday, Fifth Street will be closed from Houston to Commerce streets, except for 6-9 a.m. both days. Sixth and Seventh streets from Houston to Commerce will be open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. both days.

Starting at 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday, the following closures will be in effect:

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▪ Main Street from Weatherford Street to Ninth Street

▪ First through Eighth streets from Commerce Street to Houston Street

▪ Ninth Street from Houston Street to Calhoun Street

▪ Houston Street from 12th Street to Ninth Street (local traffic only)

Coming into downtown, the best alternate routes will likely be Belknap Street (from the north on Interstate 35W) and Lancaster Avenue (from the south on I-35W).

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